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this fight of the middle class comes at a time when the president is on the defensive and lost some ground in key areas. cnn orc poll tonight shows the president's lead is half a point outside the margin of error. last month he was leading with nine points. we told you last night about a pew poll which shows romney leading obama. you can see also barely outside the margin of error. in that same poll, the president's 18-point lead among women disappeared. he's now running even with romney. so who is winning this vital war over middle class tax cuts? rah ham salon joins us and john avlon, senior political columnist at "newsweek" and "the daily beast." this debate over $5 trillion and what you're trying to do and on the backs of the middle class, this isn't just about a number and who is using a number specifically in what way. it goes to the heart of whether the president is going to win. >> in 2008, barack obama did something incredibly brilliant. he actually managed to outflank the republicans on taxes, which was their biggest, most potent issue for literally decades, by saying, hey, if yo
to refurbish a full abrams tank that even the defense department admits it doesn't need. all part of the fight over defense spending cuts that we have been talking about on this show rather obsessively for the past year. the $1.2 trillion in sequestration cuts take effect on january 2nd and about half of that sum is going to come from defense, making it a major election year issue. >> they're looming across virginia, cuts to national defense that threaten nearly a million small business jobs. tim kean supported the washington budget deal that got us here. a deal that destroy over 500,000 jobs in the defense industry. >> so if defense spending is such a big issue this year, why are we on the hook for those tanks? drew griffin from our special investigations unit is "outfront" with the story. >> reporter: it's a remarkable sight, parked in the california desert. more than 2,000 of them, row upon row of m-1 abrams tanks, built by general dynamics beginning in the 1980s. most of them are still ready to roll. so when the u.s. army's budget folks sat down to make some tough decisions about what to c
, defense ening. here's a little of what you're so upset about. mitt romney said it today. >> in a place like syria for instance, we should through our partners in the region, work to identify dissidents within syria that are responsible people, try to bring them together, provide weaponing and funding and they can promote their agenda. >> provide funding and weapons for them so they can defend their agenda. >> i have two questions. number one, when we get involved with war or providing weapons, it needs to go before congress. the constitution says that is the prerogative of the legislatures. it's difficult to know who friend and foe are. over a decade now in afghanistan. we have trouble telling friend from foe. the people we're training, the afgh afghan soldiers, are turning their weapons on us. so, how are we supposed to know, who is our friend and foe? there's a significant christian population in syria. they fled from iraq after the war began. they felt it was safer to be under assad. what is that christian population saying? many news reports say they're unsure whether they want to
%, increase spending on the defense budget by $2 trillion, increase medicare above ryan's idea above $716 billion. you can't take in less and spend more and balance it. that's why mitt romney, buy a $2 calculator and you'll see your plan doesn't work. >> but you're forgetting, you know, we never hear where conservatives want to spend. he wants to spend on defense. he gave a speech to the virginia military institute where he talked about if i'm president i'll buy 11 ships and including three submarines. that's a lot of money. >> the admirals don't even want the ships. just the military industrial complex wants to make the ships. >> do you want to take this one? >> you got the line. we're going to rebuild spending on the homeland. >> my bad, yeah. >> in all seriousness. >> because al qaeda's got the submarines threatening. >> governor, you're an elected official. you know when you run on a plan, you can't get -- there's a danger in getting so specific up front that you give away the house before you've even been elected into office. so mitt romney has laid down the principles by which he's
it was a complex assault. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasingly louder and then suddenly the gunfire, the rocket-propelled grenades and other heavy machine gunfire all began attacking the compound. this is where ambassador chris stevens slept. part of a small suite also meant to be a makeshift safe room. here on the floor between the bed and the chair is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located hours after the attack first began. separated by smoke from his security detail. the u.s. initially said the assault was the result of a demonstration turned violent. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today. our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copy
assault. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasingly louder and then suddenly the gunfire, the rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine gunfire all began attacking the compound. this is where ambassador chris stephens slept, part of a small suite also meant to be a makeshift safe room. here on the floor between the bed and the chair is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located hours after the attack first began. separated by smoke from his security detail. the u.s. initially said the assault was the result of a demonstration that turned violent. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the d
in their defense during that trial to really focus on the fact that they believe that this was political, wasn't motivated by religious hatred, as the charges stated, and that it was a legal political protest. in that sense it's really now only in the appeal that that point has been hammered home. >> it seems to be some real similarities between what president vladimir putin says about this case and the subsequent court rulings. a lawyer for one of the women pointing out in the guardian newspaper that the women were given a lighter sentence after president putin said they shouldn't be judged too harshly, and then just a few days ago mr. putin said the band got what they asked for. then today the court refused to let two of them go. is this a coincidence, or is there a real correlation here? >> hmm, coincidence. these are the events that took place. certainly the russian judicial system isn't known for being the most transparent, the most independent in the world, and there are people in this country that go much further than that. they say that it is heavily corrupt. quite often very politiciz
and hundreds of drug tests. and that was always his defense. i did the tests, they knock on my door in the middle of the night, they come in, i do the test, i always pass. one of his former teammates said, well, i was cheating and i passed hundreds of tests as well. they have so much evidence against him. here is the list. they say they have eyewitness, documentary, firsthand, scientific, direct and circumstantial evidence and testimony from 11 former teammates. they have got 15 riders on record, 26 people in total have given sworn testimony. it doesn't look at all good for lance, does it? >> it doesn't at all, especially when he's quoted from this usada statement. lance armstrong was given the same opportunity to come forward and be part of the solution. he rejected it. what have we heard. what has cnn heard from lance armstrong or his attorney? >> he had the opportunity earlier this year to fight the charge. he said no. he basically thinks it is a witch-hunt, a kangaroo court. he thinks he can't win anyway. he thinks the whole system is set up to get him and to target him. so he d
reason to feel good about his campaign, where it is right now, after weeks on the defensive. as we noted he's rising in the polls, and seeing more enthusiasm inside the party and out on the campaign trial. one good night goes a long way but one good night does not amount to a free pass. many of the tough questions that he was facing before the debate remain on the table afterwards, and some of his answers during the debate are raising new questions. wolf blitzer spoke at length today with the republican candidate. here's a portion of that interview. >> were you surprised by the president's performance? >> i actually thought he described pretty appropriately and pretty effectively his policies. i just happen to disagree with those policies. we talked about the economy, he really is not proposing anything he hasn't talked about for the last four years. i think the challenge that he has is that his ideas are just not demonstrating the kind of results he would hope for, and people recognize that. >> are you confident, governor, that paul ryan will take on joe biden thursday night the way you
romney wants to take us back. >> you guys decided that the best line of defense was attack after debate and say basically yes, mitt romney had a good debate but it was all a pack of lies. and he actually responded to the main lie allegation which is this thing that he's going to be apparently charging a $5 trillion tax cut to the american people, and you've got a -- not personally by name, but we now know it was you. let's just play a clip of this and see what your reaction is. >> well, actually, the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong, because when he says this, let's look at all the rates you're lowering, and then he ignores the fact that i say we're also going to limit deductions and credits and exemptions. he ignores that part. obviously that was corrected by his deputy campaign manager, who said that she stipulated that in fact, the $5 trillion number was wrong. it's completely wrong. >> he's talking about you there, stephanie. >> he is. >> he says that you said it was wrong. >> that's right. right. piers, i'm really glad you brought that u
11th atta. eyewitnesses told us it was a complex assault. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasingly louder and then suddenly the gunfire, the rocket-propelled grenades, and other heavy machine gunfire all began attackiattack ing the compound in is where am boss der chris stevens slept. a makeshift safe room. here on the floor is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located, hours after the attack first began, separated by smoke from his security detail. the u.s. initially said the assault was a result of a demonstration turned violent. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just trans fired hours before in chiropractcairo, almost a copycat of the
-- made the defensive play of the night when he jumped at the wall and caught prince fielder's blast. take another look at it. there it is. the a's used great fielding and pitching to shut out the tigers, 2-0. the team will play game four of their series tonight. detroit leads 2-1. >>> the giants and the reds went to extra innings in cincinnati. reds' third baseman scott rolen bobbled a grounder. there it is, allowing buster posey to score. the giants took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the tenth and then held on to win the game. the reds host the giants this afternoon, leading the series 2-1. >>> ben balt competes like any other boy, even competes in triathlon. nothing seems to stop him even though he lost part of his right leg to cancer. but something did stop ben in his last race in florida. his prosthetic leg broke in half. a group of marines was watching the triathlon. the marines lifted ben up and carried him across the finish line. ben's mom said everybody was crying and cheering on ben and the marines. very nice. very nice. >>> the next hour of the "cnn newsroom" begins right now. s
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